"Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship."
Masturbation: It's healthy for you!
Despite what you were told as a child, masturbating won't make you go blind, grow hair on your palms or make it fall off, but by now, we should all know that. So, why is it that only roughly 95% of men and 89% of women admit to masturbating?
Did you know that an Australian study of 2,338 men found that the men who masturbated five or more times per week decreased their risk of developing prostrate cancer by the age of 70? They also found the semen contains carcinogenic substances. Therefore frequent ejaculation is believed to flush them out.
How about for those with a vagina? What health benefits are there? Well, according to Joann Ellison Rodgers book Sex: A Natural History female masturbation helps prevent cervical infections. When a female masturbates the cervix does what is called tenting. The cervix opens up allowing a rise in acidity in the cervical fluid. This process allows for more fluid to move into the vagina which helps create a growth of healthy bacteria. When the old fluid moves out, it flushes out the unhealthy bacteria.
Ever had a UTI? Do you feel the urge to masturbate right before you develop one? Well, Rodgers book also says the reason is because it's the body telling you how to push the bad bacteria out!
Contentment: Learn To Love Thyself
Ladies already have difficulties when it comes to orgasms. However, learning to love thyself through masturbation can help with this. By masturbating you learn what your body likes, what makes you feel comfortable, and you learn to be comfortable with yourself. All these will help you feel better around others. Your partner’s pleasure equals your pleasure, which equals better quality sex.
Partners with female partners should never feel that a sex toy is replacing them. Your partner masturbating with their fingers or a sex toy is one in the same. A sex toy just helps the process along! Remember what I said above. Your partner’s sexual pleasure equals your sexual pleasure which will amount to better quality sex. It's a win-win for everyone involved.
Men face difficulties such as premature ejaculation, but what does masturbation have to do with that? Well, as Ask Men quoted..."Masturbation is the best practice for sex!!"
Masturbating and teaching your body techniques such as the start and stop method can help improve your issues with premature ejaculation. By working on starting and stopping you are working on you pelvic muscles. Learning to control these muscles helps improve your chances of overcoming premature ejaculation. Overcoming or at least improving this issue will result in contentment during sexual encounters with partners.
Faithfulness: Relaying on the number one reliable person...yourself!
Masturbation is a way for you to connect with yourself. Only you know exactly what your body is feeling at the moment. By masturbating you are figuring out what you like and repeating that process to enjoy multiple orgasms. This is relaying on the person you can always relay on...thyself! How is a partner going to know what you like if you don't even know what you like? Exploring yourself will help you achieve better orgasms. As long as you open up and share with your partner your needs...your sex life will improve!
Appropriateness: So, do you dare gift a sex toy?
Masturbation is viewed as taboo in this culture, but why? All the benefits I have listed above should be enough incentive for everyone to encourage masturbation. What better way to encourage than gifting a sex toy? What will you be stuffing stockings with this year?